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Obama Lifts Freeze on $192 Million Aid Package to Palestinian Authority


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, terrorism )

Maui
- 945 days ago - timesofisrael.com
The US Congress froze a $192 million aid package to the Palestinian Authority after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, defied US pressure and sought to attain UN endorsement of Palestinian statehood last September. The presidential waiver means that aid can no



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Maui Gal (68)
Friday April 27, 2012, 12:52 pm
The unilateral statehood gambit was strongly opposed by Israel, which said Abbas was seeking to avoid negotiating the necessary compromises and modalities of statehood with Israel. The US indicated it would veto a resolution in the Security Council seeking unilateral recognition of “Palestine,” but the issue has not come to a vote, because the Palestinians were unable to obtain sufficient support in the Security Council. They may yet seek a non-binding endorsement of statehood in the UN General Assembly.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Friday April 27, 2012, 4:32 pm
With their political games, Palestinian Authority made UNESCO to lose 25% of their budget. I don't know less considerate people than those in charge of Palestninian Arabs.
 
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